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How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch. A Post By: Blake Rudis I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it.

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am even going to share the Photoshop Action with you so you can edit in lazy mode, I mean efficiency mode! Before I bare all, I need to give you some background information, and I am pretty sure you have been in the exact same position at some point in your photography hobby or career. Not long ago, early 2010, I was horrible at photo editing. I was literally tossing my camera in a box and packing it away. Just before I sealed the tape on my box of photo gear I discovered High Dynamic Range imaging. I started to understand my camera on a level that was foreign to me prior to that time. You have probably been there before as well, anyone new to HDR thinks it is the greatest thing on everything from the urban landscape to the selfie in the mirror. 3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP.

A Post By: Gavin Hardcastle Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people love the most.

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

These are quick and easy tricks that work for most image processing situations. 12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop. This series is supported by Ben & Jerry's Joe, Ben & Jerry's new line-up of Fair Trade and frozen iced coffee drinks.

12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop

Learn more about it here. Adobe Photoshop, the ubiquitous and industry standard graphics software for photographers, designers, digital artists, as well as casual enthusiasts, can be a baffling application to understand the first time you fire it up. Luckily, littered across the vast space of the web are tutorials in all shapes and sizes that will help you get up and running in no time. In this post, I've pieced together 12 excellent Photoshop tutorials geared toward beginners.

If you're a complete novice or a casual user of this software, you've stopped by the right place. Because this is specifically for beginners — and because Photoshop's robust set of features is near-bottomless — I've skipped intermediate and advanced topics such as drawing with the Pen tool and working with 3D effects. If you have tips for aspiring Photoshoppers, share them in the comments below. 1.

3 Uses for the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5. A Post By: John Davenport One of the most powerful new tools in Lightroom 5 is the Radial Filter tool.

3 Uses for the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5

Here are a few examples of how you can use this tool creatively inside your workflow to help draw attention to your subjects. If you don’t have Lightroom5, you can use multiple graduated filters to draw attention, but it’s not as easy, and the results can be hit or miss. #1 – Off-center vignetting (beginner tip) Let’s face it, Lightroom’s post-crop vignette leaves a lot to be desired, especially if you want your vignetting effect to be applied a bit off-center, allowing you to draw focus towards your subject.

Let’s look at an example and see how the radial filter tool compares to the post crop vignetting effect of old. Original photo with no effect Post-crop vignette applied Enter the Radial Filter Tool… To apply a Radial Filter press Shift+M on your keyboard or select the circular icon below the histogram. . #2 – Adding highlights and brightness to draw attention (mid-level tip) Scott’s Photoshop MicroTips (30-second little nuggets) A few days ago, just for fun, I started doing these short little Photoshop tips, between 20 and 30-something seconds long (well, that’s the goal anyway), and I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on them.

Scott’s Photoshop MicroTips (30-second little nuggets)

I just cover one little thing; so far it’s been some little-known shortcuts, and I’m not sure exactly what’ll I’ll be covering from day to day, but here’s the first three I created. I don’t talk on these (a big bonus for some) — I do it all using text (that way I can just bang these out right when I think of them, without having to go to the studio). You should hear the “click” sound from my computer, but for some reason the 2nd one didn’t include the click audio. Anyway, here they are — hope you find ‘em helpful. A Detailed Explanation of How Photoshop Blend Modes Work - Photoshop Blend Modes Explained.

Working with blend modes is almost always an experimental process.

A Detailed Explanation of How Photoshop Blend Modes Work - Photoshop Blend Modes Explained

10 Photoshop Filters You Should Definitely Know. If you’ve worked with Photoshop for any significant amount of time, you will know that the application comes packed with a broad range of different filters, which can be used to create some really awesome effects. You may also find that the sheer number of filters is somewhat overwhelming! In this article, we’re going to look at 10 Photoshop filters that I think every user should know. We’ll talk about what they do, and more importantly, why you should get to know them all. 1. Gaussian Blur Filter » Blur » Gaussian Blur…